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ALSO CALLED: Enterprise Project Management, IT Project Management
DEFINITION: Project management is a methodical approach to planning and guiding project processes from start to finish. According to the Project Management Institute, the processes are guided through five stages: initiation, planning, executing, controlling, and closing. Project management can be applied to almost any type of project and is widely used to control the complex processes of software development projects.  … 
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Top 10 Project Management Trends For 2014
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: There is growing unease with the status quo of current project management practices, this report from ESI International reveals
Posted: 07 Jan 2014 | Published: 07 Jan 2014

ComputerWeekly.com

Governance of IT, an executive guide to ISO/IEC 38500
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
BOOK: This extract from the book: Governance of IT, an executive guide to ISO/IEC 38500, tells you the key things you need to consider before you start a project implementation.
Posted: 19 Dec 2013 | Published: 19 Dec 2013

ComputerWeekly.com

Orange is the New Black
sponsored by Innotas
WHITE PAPER: There's a reason those little boxes on your spreadsheets are called "cells."  In an age of over-crowded budgets and global competition, businesses need their IT organizations to do more than complete projects on time, on budget and with the required functionality. IT must become a true business partner.
Posted: 11 Dec 2013 | Published: 30 Nov 2013

Innotas

Executing your strategy 3: Vision
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: This is the third of a six part guide explains the key steps of the Strategic Execution Framework, developed to help organisations stay focused on innovation, increase performance, manage change and scale the business.
Posted: 25 Nov 2013 | Published: 25 Nov 2013

ComputerWeekly.com

Project Portfolio Management in the Public Sector: Benefits, Challenges, Best Practices and Gotchas
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: As federal government programs have dramatically increased in number and complexity, more agencies have turned to project portfolio management (PPM). This helpful white paper provides an overview of the key things federal agency officials need to know about PPM, as well as best practices to follow and pitfalls to avoid with PPM implementation.
Posted: 13 Nov 2013 | Published: 13 Nov 2013

Oracle Corporation

Benchmark Your Project: Portfolio Management Capabilities
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: To help with your PPM efforts, benchmarking can help you understand just how well developed your capabilities are and what you need to do to improve them. Read this helpful white paper to learn more about PPM benchmarking, and discover five key factors that will help you determine your PPM readiness.
Posted: 13 Nov 2013 | Published: 13 Nov 2013

Oracle Corporation

Agile Maturity Report Benchmarks and guidelines to improve your effectiveness
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Agile methods are no longer just for small software development teams -- organizations of all sizes are quickly adopting these strategies to achieve success with project portfolios. In this comprehensive report, explore the results of an Agile maturity survey of various types of organizations and projects
Posted: 07 Nov 2013 | Published: 30 Jun 2013

IBM

How Business Analysis is essential for agile success
sponsored by IBM
WEBCAST: There are many myths surrounding the role of business analysis when it comes to Agile projects. Is it really necessary for Agile success? In this comprehensive webcast, you'll hear from business analysis expert Mary Gorman from EBG Consulting, as she covers the myths and actualities of business analysis for Agile projects.
Posted: 06 Nov 2013 | Premiered: Dec 31, 2012

IBM

Top 6 Project Breakdowns (and How to Fix Them)
sponsored by ConnectWise
EBOOK: Access this white paper to find the top reasons why projects fail to run as smoothly as possible and learn how to fix them, as well.
Posted: 31 Oct 2013 | Published: 30 Oct 2013

ConnectWise

Tips and Techniques to Pass the PMP® Exam
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: Passing the Project Management Professional® (PMP) certification exam can seem like a daunting task when project managers first decide to take the leap. Following the best practices outlined here can put you on the road to certification and will have you prepared for your PMP® Boot Camp.
Posted: 25 Oct 2013 | Published: 25 Oct 2013

Global Knowledge

Simplifying Programs for Better Performance and Reinvestment Opportunities in the Public Sector
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This paper reviews the Federal CIO's strategic approach to achieve more with less. You'll also learn how to implement and create the infrastructure to support your strategy.
Posted: 17 Oct 2013 | Published: 30 Jun 2012

Oracle Corporation

Proving value in an age of austerity: A new normal for US government programmes
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
ANALYST REPORT: This article will explore what agencies must do to make a compelling case for relevancy and how best‐practice organizations are managing programs under budgetary pressure.
Posted: 17 Oct 2013 | Published: 31 Mar 2013

Oracle Corporation

Optimize Programs and Fulfill Mandate Expectations with Project and Portfolio Governance
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: With Oracle's Primavera Portfolio Management's enterprise approach to governance, agency executives can align projects with strategic goals, balance spending and assess risk. Plus, strategic governance provides greater levels of transparency and accountability, so compliance is never an issue and the return on taxpayer's funds is always rewarding.
Posted: 17 Oct 2013 | Published: 30 Apr 2010

Oracle Corporation

The Rise of Project Intelligence: When Project Management is Just Not Enough
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Learn to make the PI process an integral part of project management for everyone involved in an organization and utilize the power of historical knowledge for the implementation of future projects.
Posted: 16 Oct 2013 | Published: 31 May 2013

Oracle Corporation

How to build an effective User Acceptance Testing (UAT) Team
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BOOK: Learn how to build an effective User Acceptance Testing (UAT) team with this extract from User Acceptance Testing, a step by step guide.
Posted: 23 Sep 2013 | Published: 23 Sep 2013

ComputerWeekly.com

The Magic Quadrant for Integrated IT Portfolio Analysis
sponsored by Innotas
ANALYST REPORT: Integrated IT portfolio analysis (IIPA) can help your organization bridge the gap between formulating IT strategies and the physical changes made in order to implement those strategies. While choosing an IIPA vendor can be a complicated process, this Gartner Magic Quadrant report is here to help.
Posted: 19 Dec 2013 | Published: 19 Nov 2013

Innotas

Sidestep the Landmines of BPM Projects
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: When it comes to business process management (BPM), Tina Nunno, Gartner vice president and distinguished analyst says, "The very nature of change triggers a political minefield." Organizational politics plays a significant role in BPM, where projects may fail if they hit internal challenges, hurdles, or opposition.
Posted: 25 Nov 2013 | Published: 25 Nov 2013

IBM

Agile in the enterprise - Meet the requirement for transparency and visibility
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: To foster innovation and accelerate release, organizations are moving to Agile development practices -- but much of this work still happens in isolation. True business agility requires collaboration of various Agile teams across the entire organization.
Posted: 20 Nov 2013 | Published: 30 Sep 2013

Hewlett-Packard Company

Survival Guide to Going Agile
sponsored by Rally Software
WHITE PAPER: This Guide provides tips for using Agile approaches to plan, manage, and deliver high-value work. You'll learn more about the differences between traditional project management and Agile, find the Agile role that's best for you, understand the dynamics of Agile teamwork, and get started on the transition to becoming an Agile practitioner.
Posted: 14 Nov 2013 | Published: 14 Nov 2013

Rally Software

CA Clarity Playbook Demo
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WEBCAST: All companies realize that aligning IT investments and resources to business goals is critical to a well-defined business strategy. In this brief webcast, watch a demo of a project portfolio management (PPM) tool that enables you to successfully connect IT strategy to business outcomes.
Posted: 11 Nov 2013 | Premiered: Nov 11, 2013

CA Technologies.

Functionality First: A Prescriptive Approach to Simpler, Faster, and More Cost-effective Project and Portfolio Management
sponsored by CA Technologies.
EBOOK: In this comprehensive resource, learn how to develop a best practices approach to project and portfolio management (PPM) as well as leverage the right software in order to cut project costs, accelerate delivery time, and successfully manage complexity.
Posted: 07 Nov 2013 | Published: 07 Nov 2013

CA Technologies.

ALM and Project Management
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: This expert guide explores the role of the Agile project manager -- including key responsibilities, essential skills, and emerging challenges -- and examines how CIOs and senior managers can best design, implement and use an ALM quality dashboard to manage ongoing software development projects.
Posted: 05 Nov 2013 | Published: 05 Nov 2013

IBM

Project and Portfolio Management: Analyzing Business Project needs
sponsored by SearchSoftwareQuality.com
EGUIDE: Without proper sequencing, marketing a software project will quickly spin out of control. PPM can organize the chaos—if you begin with the right tools.
Posted: 03 Oct 2013 | Published: 03 Oct 2013

SearchSoftwareQuality.com

Software Asset and Licence Management Best Practice
sponsored by Flexera Software
WHITE PAPER: SAvvy businesses realize there's a huge opportunity for cost savings and risk mitigation with the right approach to software asset management (SAM) and software license management. In this informative resource, explore best practices for a better approach to SAM and license management, so you can take full control of all your enterprise software.
Posted: 27 Sep 2013 | Published: 31 Jan 2011

Flexera Software

Advanced Project Version Management in Schlumberger Petrel Platform Environments with Hitachi Storage Adapter for Petrel
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
WHITE PAPER: This resource profiles a storage adapter for advanced project management that can help you optimize exploration and development operations, reduce storage management complexity and TCO, and more.
Posted: 26 Sep 2013 | Published: 31 Aug 2013

Hitachi Data Systems
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PROJECT MANAGEMENT DEFINITION (continued): …  The systems development life cycle (SDLC) is one example of a methodology for guiding the project management process from an initial feasibility study through maintenance of the completed application. Various SDLC approaches include the waterfall model, which was the original SDLC method; rapid application development (RAD); joint application development (JAD); the fountain model; the spiral model; build and fix; and synchronize-and-stabilize. A number of charting methods, such as the Gantt chart and PERT chart have been developed as tools to create a graphic representation of a project plan and … 
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